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Motions ruled on in the Casey Anthony case-UPDATE 12/18/2009

December 17, 2009


Judge Strickland ruled on two more of the Defense’s motions.

order denying defendant’s motion to preclude the death penalty procedurtes LINK DENIED

“….No impermissible motives can be attributed to the state, and its decision to seek the death penalty will not be disturbed by this court…..The defendant’s Mtion to Preclude the Death Penalty is denied.”

defendant’s motion for protective order prohibiting OC Jail from videotaping attorney visitsLINK -DENIED

Strickland will not stop future jailhouse visits between Anthony and her attorneys but he will require them to be reviewed by him before their release to the media to make sure they won’t jeopardize Casey’s rights to a fair trial.


Motion response-double jeopardy LINK -DENIED

This motion said the charges against Casey in the check fraud case created a double jeopardy meaning that they charged her more than once for the same crime.  Jude Strickland begged to disagree and that motion was DENIED.  All 13 counts of check fraud will be brought against Casey Anthony on January 25 UNLESS they work out a plea deal.


Motion response to protective order to destroy previous jailhouse visit tapes LINK-DENIED

This motion was a request by the defense to destroy all jailhouse videos involving Casey Anthony, her family, and friends. They said the tapes created “legions of prejudice” when it came to potential jurors.  Judge Strickland also DENIED this motion.  He has not, however, ruled yet on whether any future tapes between Casey and her family will be released or blocked.  Brad Conway, George and Cindy Anthony’s attorney, said on the “Today” show that he believes the judge will grant that motion.  We shall see….


Motion response to the TES volunteer Joe Jordan’s illegally recorded interview LINK-GRANTED

This was a request by the prosecution for a protective order for an interview involving EquuSearch volunteer Joe Jordan. This request was GRANTED.  The recording shall not be used or disclosed until further notice from the court.

read it below:

43 Comments leave one →
  1. ostella permalink
    December 17, 2009 3:17 pm

    Hi Mystery!

    I think these are sound judgments. I’m satisfied. Also, have you read the body language analysis of the Anthonys that Dr. Lilian Glass just posted? Interesting stuff, you should check it out if you haven’t already….

    I think so, too, ostella! Thank’s for the link to Dr. Glass. Very interesting indeed. I added her blog to my blog roll.

  2. Spacely permalink
    December 17, 2009 4:10 pm

    I heard Brad’s comments on the Today Show regarding the private family meetings. He logic seems to be that there is one single solitary Florida case that is currently in process where the judge did rule the defendant could have some private family meetings.

    I think far more significant is what Brad purposely did not say. He didn’t mention anything about the particulars of that case or the extenuating circumstances that would lead a judge to make such a ruling for the one and only time it has been granted in the state of Florida. He also fails to make it clear that since he is quoting one single case, it must be the only one or he would have referred to a slew of similar rulings. I have to highly doubt that Jose and one other lawyer are the first attorneys in the state of Florida to make such a motion. Brad also fails to actually name the case, so no one else can verify anything he said. Maybe it is listed in the actual motion, but the point is that even if there was such a case, it is one case. Judges tend to rule by precedent and I am betting there are a lot more similar denied motions out there establishing a fairly clear precedent that this is virtually never granted.

    Anyway, as the official legate of my neighborhood “Legion of Prejudice”, I have to get moving to our weekly meeting where we plan how we will pick apart the “normal reactions” of people we see in YouTube court videos…

    LOL Spacely about your neighborhood, “Legion of Prejudice”–
    As far as what Brad said, I agree with you–he conveniently left out details that would allow us to get a true picture

  3. ostella permalink
    December 17, 2009 4:45 pm

    Spacely, I’m the treasurer of my neighborhood Legion of Prejudice! Ive put our dues $$$ towards official Legion jackets. They’re a vicious, hateful shade of crimson, and on the back is a graphic of Casey under a microscope. Want one?

    ostella! I’m gonna start a Legion of Prejudice in my neighborhood, too. I’m gonna elect myself president–with prejudice!

    I’ll need a beret and a jacket

  4. mikka permalink
    December 17, 2009 5:18 pm

    news from the judge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,0,6607728.story

    thanks, mikka. I updated my post.

  5. mikka permalink
    December 17, 2009 5:19 pm

    However, he does have concerns about content of any videotape that might be released and has seen at least one that would impact Anthony’s right to a fair trial, Strickland wrote. what means this???

    The motion doesn’t say which video he is speaking of, but apparently he has seen one that might prejudice the jury pool. We may not have seen the video he is referring to– it could be the one where she learns they have found Caylee’s remains or it could be one where Baez is a little too cozy with Casey.

  6. mikka permalink
    December 17, 2009 5:44 pm

    here thats what judge strickland write

    Thanks, mikka!

  7. Molly permalink
    December 17, 2009 7:19 pm

    spacely – I’m sure this “other” case & family hasn’t had their mugs all over the tv & news spewing their version of events pertaining to the case either!

    mikka – of coure now we’re all curious about this video that stricky has mentioned! but I didn’t think that videos of attorney/client were released to the public, we haven’t seen any of those in the past.

    I’d bet on that as well, Molly. I’ve NEVER heard of a case where the family has done what Cindy Anthony has done.

  8. December 17, 2009 9:35 pm

    Hi ya Mystery! Hopefully the DP decision tomorrow. DENIED, the DP will go on, would be nice! Seems that is the way it is going!

    Molly, I believe the video he is referring to is the one of the breakdown on 11 December 2008, 7 days before the announcement that it was Caylee in the woods.

    And you were right, Humble! IT WAS DENIED!!! Oopps there it is–Casey! Better start practicing turning on the waterworks–the jury will be up close and personal and will definitely be able to see crocodile tears

  9. Spacely permalink
    December 18, 2009 8:36 am

    Ostella, only if I can get the matching beret. 🙂

    Then I can be a talking head guest on Jane Velez-Mitchell and Nancy Grace!

    With or without the beret, you’d be a sight better than some of the opinionators she has on there now!

  10. Spacely permalink
    December 18, 2009 11:25 am

    Another thing that struck me after again listening to Brad make his non-comment about precedence is that he never tells us if the meetings he refers to were unmonitored as well as unrecorded.

    Perhaps part of that deal was for unrecorded meetings, but a deputy or jail or court official had to be present.

  11. TAS permalink
    December 18, 2009 11:33 am

    Judge Rules To Leave Death Penalty On Table For Casey

    Thanks, TAS! I updated the post

  12. ostella permalink
    December 18, 2009 12:16 pm


    About that talking head on JVM…. Don’t his beret and suspenders make him look kinda like that character “Re-Run” from the show “What’s Happenin?” 😆

    I loved Re-Run! And it does!

  13. niecey456 permalink
    December 18, 2009 12:22 pm

    Hey Mystery! Justice For Caylee is coming………. I’m very happy with the Judge’s rulings as Casey does not deserve special rights, but the same rights as anyone else. I think the Judge summed it up quite well with his question on Friday:
    “Aren’t you asking me to reinvent the wheel?” Judge Strickland questioned.

    I think that is what they were asking.
    Ostella, I will take one of those! 😆

    I agree with you, niecey–and Judge Strickland has decided not to go into the wheel making business.

  14. Spacely permalink
    December 18, 2009 1:30 pm

    Re-Run 😆

  15. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 18, 2009 2:00 pm

    Hi! I responded to comments within the comment boxes!

  16. Spacely permalink
    December 18, 2009 3:43 pm

    My Legion voted to skip the jackets in favor of fez’s and tiny cars. We don’t need a circus, the ants kindly provided one for us.

    Our official symbol is a green shamrock… our official drink is whatever is on 2 for 1 special… and we only accept personal checks for dues if they are written from someone else’s accounts…

  17. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 18, 2009 4:52 pm


  18. Anne permalink
    December 18, 2009 7:08 pm

    George and Cindy Antony’s Body Language on the Today Show Indicates They Are Feigning Denial and Know Daughter Casey is Guilty

    Dr. Lillian Glass Body Language Expert Dec. 17, 2009


    I have always found Cindy Anthony’s yelling, belligerence, anger, rudeness, obnoxious and inappropriate gum chewing, manipulation, and hostility extremely offensive. While my dear friend Nancy Grace, who’s show on which I regularly appear on Headline News cuts Cindy a lot of slack just because she is a parent and is defending her daughter, I refuse to do so.

    Full article:

  19. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 18, 2009 8:59 pm


    I’ve thought for a long time that the Anthonys’ should shoulder some of the blame for the monster that Casey Anthony is.

    Dr. Glass’ blog is on my blog roll.

  20. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    December 19, 2009 12:38 am

    Hello my l♥velies…Dr. Glass explained perfectly what we all surmised.

    Hey Ostella…I’ll look after the “Legion” down unda…love your new avatar :mrgreen:

    At last we are beginning to see some justice for Caylee…now lets put the thumbscrews on Dom Casey…betcha he has some dirty secrets that need to be shown the light of day.

    Hugs ♥♥♥

  21. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 19, 2009 7:37 am

    Hey Jill–

    I’m with ya girl! Dominic Casey needs to sit on the hot seat and not be allowed to stop sweating til he talks.

  22. December 19, 2009 10:05 am

    GM Mystery. Word on the Click Orlando is that the Judge Rodriquez set a trial date of 7 June 2010 for the civil suit if the parties [ZFG & Casey] can’t come up with a financial settlement. Now I am not sure what that really means. I assume that would mean that ZFG would receive a nice settlement, maybe out of the snack fund? 😆

  23. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 21, 2009 6:24 pm

    lol Humble! You know Casey would never agree to let Bozo tap into the snack fund!

  24. ostella permalink
    December 22, 2009 1:55 pm

    Casey’s Letter to Santa

    Dear Santa,

    I want some cool $hit to make up for being stuck in here. You have no idea how bad this place sucks, and its everyone else’s fault I’m here. So here’s what I want, in order of how bad I want it:

    A leopard print Snuggie (its f*ing cold in here) and matching slippers

    A new Starbucks franchise inside the OCSO County Jail, and a coffee drink named in my honor.

    A disco ball for my ceiling.

    A surround sound entertainment center in my cell.

    Assorted fitness DVDs: Yoga Booty Ballet, Flirty Girl Fitness, and Camera Ready Core

    An Epilady Leg Shaver

    A gross order of strawberry flavored SlimFast

    Regular conjugal visits from the Miami Dolphins

    MacGyver’s “Guide to Making Sex Toys”

    A personal stylist for all court appearances, and limitless credit at Forever 21.

    Miley Cyrus’s latest CD(Autographed)

    A yearlong subscription to US Weekly and OK Magazine, to be hand delivered by an A-List celebrity each week.

    Voodoo dolls in the shape of my parents

    A lifesize framed poster of me dancing in the Hot Body Contest, for above my cot

    A lot of people say I haven’t been good this year, but they’re just jealous, so don’t bother listening to them, and send me all this $hit pronto. And don’t piss me off, or I’ll frame you for this crime next.


    P.S. Gimme.

  25. Spacely permalink
    December 22, 2009 4:03 pm

    Santa’s Reply Letter to KC


    OK, I get it… you did not kill anyone… THIS YEAR!!! I guess that does entitle you to some gifts, but you are really stretching my original purpose of encouraging good behavior of little boys and girls who live free in society. It’s kind of hard to be bad while you are locked up, but I will give you the benefit of the doubt this year by agreeing that you did not shank anyone.

    So, here’s what you may get if I find enough time to make a stop at the Orange County Jail, but since its not on my list of regular stops and I don’t relish cookies from the jail cantina, don’t hold your breath… unless you can hold it long enough it means you won’t be able to write me next year:

    1) A Snuggie Noose and matching Hood – you’re going to need it right after the trial.

    2) An old, used Starbucks coffee cup with the additional honor of the dregs left over at the bottom of the big coffee makers in all Starbucks nationwide now known as “that d@m^ KC’s crap”.

    3) A Crisco ball (recycled completely from used Crisco) for your ceiling. The smell is a free bonus from me to you.

    As to the rest of your list… how big do you think my sleigh is? Rudolph’s already complaining about his bad back, so there is no way in Candyland I am going to listen to his whining from the North Pole to Florida just to bring you a list of desires longer than the pages in your discovery.

    But I can tell you one thing… whoever gave you my address is getting a stocking full of reindeer dung!

  26. ostella permalink
    December 22, 2009 4:12 pm



    Happy Holidays to my brotha from anutha mutha Spacely!!!

  27. ostella permalink
    December 23, 2009 10:34 am

    Ostella’s tips for a festive holiday season:

    1. Remember that eggnog contains alcohol. So drink plenty of it before writing your holiday greeting cards.

    2. Show your American patriotism this year by decorating your Christmas tree with flags and 4th of July sparklers.

    3. Wait for your next door neighbor to put up his outdoor Christmas lights. Then trump him with bigger, brighter lights around your house, coupled with a hologram ‘action’ nativity scene on the front lawn.

    4. Enjoy some “quality winter time” with your dog. Teach him to write his name in the snow with his pee.

    5. Hang a stocking by your chimney for Santa to stuff with presents. If you don’t have a stocking, use an old sock. If you don’t have a chimney, Santa hates you.

    6. Throw a holiday cocktail party, then go caroling through your neighborhood as a drunken mob. Cuz everybody loves sloppy drunk carolers warbling “Jingle Bell Rock” on their porch at midnight.

    7. Remember, the holidays are all about giving, so give canned food to the needy. But when it comes to a canopener, they’re on their own.

    8. Throw everyone a curveball this year by wrapping their gifts in “Happy Cinco de Mayo” wrapping paper.

    9. Take some time to enjoy a holiday sleigh ride through a winter wonderland. If there’s no snow where you live, then pour powdered sugar and glitter on your living room floor, and pretend the couch is a sleigh.

    10. Kiss someone under a sprig of mistletoe. Unless that person is a prostitute. Then you should avoid that person.

  28. ostella permalink
    December 23, 2009 11:47 am

    New Blink:

    Gross gross gross. This family never ceases to gross me out….

  29. Spacely permalink
    December 23, 2009 2:09 pm

    Wow, that theory accounts for the bogus gambling/nigerian-richy-rich, the lies about the last time he saw Caylee, the strange story about KC not wanting the trunk opened (and makes you wonder if it was really for a tire jack or perhaps a gallon of “love-juice”), and even makes a lot more sense of the suicide attempt.

    If this is true in any way, makes you start to wonder if he kept the juice in the trunk of the Sunfire all the time, perhaps without KC’s knowledge. And what if that Gatorade bottle and syringe were his and KC dumped them out there with the rest of her trash at the time?

  30. ostella permalink
    December 23, 2009 2:36 pm

    Kinda gives a whole new meaning to that time she flipped off George in court while he was testifying, huh? 🙂

  31. Spacely permalink
    December 23, 2009 3:07 pm

    Or to those rumors she was working for an “escort” agency… maybe she had a short commute… 😈 :mrgreen:

  32. ostella permalink
    December 23, 2009 3:33 pm

    This case is getting way too “Twin Peaks”-ish for me………. I’m gettin a lil creeped out…… :mrgreen:

  33. Spacely permalink
    December 24, 2009 8:31 am

    So if we play this out assuming that the chloroform was really George’s…

    Is it possible that through some misadventure that Caylee was somehow exposed to the chloroform to the degree that it killed her? Is it possible that chloroform kept in a non-airtight container (virtually any bottle not designed to hold such a volatile chemical) could affect a child sitting in the back seat? Like if KC left her in the car to go into a store or apt, came back and Caylee was dead from fumes? Or if KC had actually used the trunk as a babysitter and the chloroform killed her, but again KC was not aware until after the event the chemical was there.

    The story George tells about tricking KC into opening the trunk has never made a lot of sense to me because he is never able to give a rational explanation of exactly why he is trying to gain access to the trunk. He spins a story about wanting some kind of tire jack to change the oil in the cars that weekend, but he basically admits that was a ploy he “cleverly” concocted to trick his daughter. He claims it was to discover she was the one who stole the gas cans. Yet, he also says she told him the day of or the day after he made the police report that she took the cans. So it has never made sense to me that he needed to confirm the gas cans were in her trunk. It also never made sense that KC would react so crazily by cursing him out and throwing whatever it was he wanted at him.

    Would a guy with a garage as neatly organized as George, a guy who seems to have a process and a kit for everything he does, a guy who loves to work on cars as his family describes, would that guy really store the one vital piece of equipment he needs to change his oil (a task he performs in a set schedule) in his daughter’s trunk?

    Is it possible he kept a particular piece of “joy equipment” for his BDSM fetish in that trunk, perhaps down with the spare tire of something, that he didn’t think KC had found, but became suspicious because he was somehow became aware she was snooping his computer tracks, so he was “cleverly” attempting to find out how much she knew and when she threw the equipment at him and cursed him out, he knew.

    Is it possible that he knows the chloroform killed Caylee, that it is his fault because he made the chloroform, and that is the guilt that sent him on a suicide attempt?

    Is it possible that KC really is trying to protect her father and this is the story Jose keeps referring to, the one that will make us understand everything? Is this what she means by getting punished for something she didn’t even do?

    I don’t think so, but this analysis of the computer tracks has thrown a huge monkey wrench in my carefully crafted theories… and for the first time in a long time makes me think there may still be way more to this story than we have any idea…

  34. ostella permalink
    December 24, 2009 12:22 pm

    Questions about Blink’s theory:

    She hypothesizes that the love juice/chloroform was used to clean the trunk and kill DNA evidence on July 15 (by George). The body was dumped in the woods sometime between June 16 and June 27. So how and when did the Gatorade bottle and accompanying syringe laced with chloroform end up next to the body? Who placed them there?

    Frame-up job on George?

    Does Dom Casey have the answer to that?

  35. nancy permalink
    December 24, 2009 7:03 pm

    Merry Christmas My Friend, May you and your family have a great and blessed Holiday. Thank you all your prayers and the great writing. Always enjoy reading what you have to say!! I bet you house will be filled with great yummy treats!!! Maybe you can save some for me!!! Merry Christmas !!!

    Merry Christmas to all my blogger friends!!! God Bless you and take care and keep safe!!!

  36. December 24, 2009 11:55 pm

    Hi Mystery, wanted to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. Snow started here tonite. see ya in 2010 good friend. Take care.

  37. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    December 25, 2009 2:37 am

    KC may have known about George & his “deeds” BUT there is no way that she would cover for him if she thought she could get out of jail sooner…despite what Bozo told her.

    I do not expect to hear anything about this until the penalty phase {but I have been known to be wrong before :mrgreen: }

    Have a very safe and Merry Christmas…lets hope 2010 brings justice for Caylee.

    Hugs ♥♥♥

  38. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 25, 2009 8:09 pm

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  39. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 26, 2009 9:40 am

    Spacely and Ostella–I’m so sorry I wasn’t on here when Spacely wrote Santa’s reply letter to Casey, and Ostella’s tips for a festive holiday season. LOLOLOLOL
    Those were holiday classics you guys!

  40. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 26, 2009 10:22 am

    ostella and spacely

    First off, I don’t remember Casey flipping George off during a hearing? Refresh my memory–The snowstorm must have addled my brain. (no jokes about how my brain has always been addled please)

    I just read Blink’s theory about George. Interesting and it would explain a lot of the seemingly nutty things he has said and done. But then there are lots of theories that can be spun from the evidence we’ve been privy to.

    Did you read Richard Hornsby’s article about ZG? A theory that has been floating around for quite some time is that Casey herself is ZG and there were tickets that might prove it. (over-simplifying here since I think you already know this story) He shot that theory out the window with a little sleuthing.

    I think the truth is what Jeff Ashton stated in the hearing. It’s that simple. JMO

  41. ostella permalink
    December 26, 2009 10:38 am


    I’ll see if I can find the exact image, but remember George was testifying at a hearing relatively recently, and Casey was using her middle finger to wipe away a torrential downpour of tears that weren’t really there, and the pic was floating around the web cuz it looked like she was flipping him off?

  42. ostella permalink
    December 26, 2009 11:00 am

    Here’s a whole bunch of pics from that hearing:
    She looks right at him and dabs her eye with the middle finger.

  43. itsamysterytome permalink*
    December 26, 2009 12:22 pm

    Thanks, ostella! Wow–that was not too obvious was it??????

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